New student orientation for the Fall semester now has two extra days. Instead of SaSuM we have SaSuMTW. Faculty reaction to this new feature of the academic calendar is extremely important.
Please post your orientation-related insights below so that we can learn from one another and successfully plan for 2019. Some things to consider include
- Orientation programming has several levels: University, College/Grad School, Department/Field, Housing/Dorm etc. Did you spot coordination issues among these levels?
- Did the extra two days solve problems? Did the extra two days create problems?
- Did the Thursday class-start make it easier for you to get ready for your fall-semester teaching responsibilities?
Comments are totally anonymous, but it helps if in your posting you identify yourself, e.g., “DGS” or “DUS” or “Masters Program Director” or “Chair” or “New Faculty Member” or “Long-time Faculty Member” etc.